While in Spain in March through May, I collected receipts, tickets, business cards, maps and all sorts of paper memoirs of our trip. In June, I scanned them and arranged them into an 8×11 inch arrangement. Then I printed the page at 300% on Artist Transfer paper (16 pages in all). Before printing them, I had to make a mirror image! This is important or your designs will be backwards. The transfer paper is the same or similar to what you use to iron a design onto a T Shirt. Once printed, I trimmed the images and ironed them onto another piece of fabric. Here are the results! Click on it for a bigger image.
I decided I didn’t want to cut into it… it measures about 20″ x 27″, so I printed two 8×11″ inch versions which I will use to create a tote. For these, I used ink jet fabric/paper that will run through the printer as if it is paper. For this fabric, you do not need to use the mirror image. Sometime in the future, I will make something from the larger piece of fabric, but for now, it is a good memoir just hanging on my design wall.
The first day in a new country always presents interesting challenges. We were pleased that we connected uneventfully at the Newark airport with our travel companions, Al and Ingrid. The flight pushed back from the gate on time, flew quietly over the Atlantic with most of its patrons sleeping peacefully. After a taxi ride and a short rest, we ventured forth to get a noon meal. All of Spain takes a siesta from 2-5Pm, with the big meal eaten prior. The exchange rate is about even, so figuring the cost isn’t too difficult. The biggest challenge is figuring out the menu! Here are some examples from the Tapas Bar where we ate a small lunch.
Now for a siesta and then an evening at the Prada. Sometime soon, I think we will all crash for a long rest, but for now, we’re going to go for it!